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Psych Emergency Clinician
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Psych Nursing Float Pool
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Position summary

Psych Emergency Clinician (Job Opening 434959) - Scope of Position The OSU Medical Center and OSU Harding Hospital are committed to enhancing the ?quality of care? our patients receive. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Department facilitates inquiries about and access to Psychiatric Services on a 24-hour basis. The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician supports the OSU Harding Behavioral Health Stress, Trauma and Resilience Program Trauma Recovery Center (STAR TRC), and functions as a critical member of a team of professional healthcare providers cultivating collaboration, enthusiasm and mutual respect, and is key in operationalizing the Medical Center?s mission, values, and goals. The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician focuses on helping patients at the Medical Center who are victims of crime to return to stable functioning by increasing their immediate access to mental health services, facilitating transportation when necessary, linking with available financial benefits, and linking with emergency funding for housing, clothing and prescription medications, and finally, by linking victims of crime with community based resources to address ongoing support needs. The role of the Psychiatric Emergency Clinician is to assist clients with crisis assessment, linkage and management toward meeting basic needs is an essential first step towards stabilization and dealing with the mental health consequences of violent crime, and provides inpatient and outpatient programs for adult, children, and adolescents. The department provides the intake and telephone consultation to referral sources regarding access to services. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Department also conducts face-to-face evaluation for intake and/or crisis assessment and linkage to appropriate services. Position Summary The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician facilitates the intake and admissions process for the OSU Medical Center?s (OSUMC) Psychiatric Services by providing initial crisis assessment, intervention, and evaluation for Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) as part of the OSU STAR Trauma Recovery Center to available programs, in collaboration with a Psychiatric Physician. VOCA assessments occur primarily in the OSU Emergency Department or in OSU Harding Hospital, but may also occur elsewhere within OSUMC, on request. In addition, The Psychiatric Emergency Clinician may assist with the entire intake process, including triage of referral source calls, assumes responsibility for a variety of clinical (e.g. patient flow and tracking), educational, administrative and fiscal projects and must work effectively with other departments including: clinical service providers, grant administrators, law enforcement, information systems, demographic, clinical, and payor information, verification of insurance benefits, eligibility, pre-certification, and the registration/admitting process. This position will assist with the inpatient Psychiatric unit?s discharge planning to facilitate the transition from hospital treatment to continuing mental health care following inpatient treatment.

Education and experience

For Hire: Masters Degree in mental health discipline or equivalent of education and experience required, LSW license required. A current Ohio professional licensure required. Experience in crisis intervention and inpatient psychiatric care is desired.